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The [Tuesday] Papers

"There isn't much glamour in this kind of work, but someone has to do it," Kristina Strain writes for Inside Philanthropy.

"Since 1890 - that's right, for over 100 years - the VNA Foundation has been dedicated to community health initiatives in and around Chicago. First as a hands-on care group - VNA stands for Visiting Nurse Association, after all - and later, from 1995 forward, as a grantmaker funding groups doing the hands-on health work, VNAF has been giving out funding to the tune of about $2 million per year.

"And the beautiful thing is, they're transparent as glass. They're generous and accessible, and if you're Chicago-based with a health-access angle, you need to know about them."


Programming Note
I don't have time for a full column today. Tomorrow is iffy. But after that, should be back on a normal schedule.


The Cub Factor: Misaligned Incentives
Ricky Renteria ordered the Code Red.

Local Music Notebook: Exploding In Sound!
Featuring: Kelly Hogan, Nels Cline, Tommy Lee, Muddy Waters' son, George Harrison, Lollapalooza, Tortoise, Jessica Cleaves of Earth, Wind & Fire, Israeli Jazz Fest, and Geronimo!

Beachwood International No. 13
The Hippest Trip Around The Globe.

Featuring: Rob Ford, Gerry Adams, Donald Sterling, the Rio Olympics, international man of mystery Abu Hamza, Michael Lewis and our rigged stock market, and planes with parachutes and auctions with virgins in Australia Is The Florida Of The World.


* Chicago Bus Stop by The Salsoul Orchestra.

* Andrew Bird Is Making A Record Of Handsome Family Covers.

* Columbia College Students To Design City-Themed Condom Dispensers For CPS.









The Beachwood Tip Line: Silver and gold.


Posted on May 13, 2014

MUSIC - Madonna vs. Moderna.
TV - Sundays With The Military-Industrial Complex.
POLITICS - Private Equity In The ER.
SPORTS - Suspicious Betting Trends In Soccer.

BOOKS - China Holding Swedish Publisher.


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